TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2009)
-GRADE EIGHT-
TIME LIMIT: 195 MIN


PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION (35 MIN)
SECTION A MINI-LECTURE

In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY While
listening, take notes on the important points. Your notes will not be marked, but you will need
them to complete a gap-filling task after the mini-lecture. When the lecture is over, you will be
given two minutes to check your notes, and another ten minutes to complete the gap-filling
task on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Use the blank sheet for note-taking.

Writing Experimental Reports

I.Content of an experimental report, e.g.
--- study subject/ area
--- study purpose
--- ____1____

II.Presentation of an experimental report
--- providing details
--- regarding readers as _____2_____

III.Structure of an experimental report
--- feature: highly structured and ____3____
--- sections and their content:
INTRODUCTION ____4____; why you did it
METHOD how you did it
RESULT what you found out
____5____ what you think it shows

IV. Sense of readership
--- ____6____: reader is the marker
--- ____7____: reader is an idealized, hypothetical, intelligent person with little knowledge of your study
--- tasks to fulfill in an experimental report:
 introduction to relevant area
 necessary background information
 development of clear arguments
 definition of technical terms
 precise description of data ____8____

V. Demands and expectations in report writing
--- early stage:
 understanding of study subject/area and its implications
 basic grasp of the report's format
--- later stage:
 ____9____ on research significance
--- things to avoid in writing INTRODUCTION:
 inadequate material
 ____10____ of research justification for the study